World leaders vow to stamp out polioListen /
Heads of state, medical experts and donors promised to do all they can to eradicate polio during a high-level meeting organized on the sidelines of the recently concluded UN general debate. Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan are the only countries where the disease remains endemic. Polio is a vaccine-preventable yet infectious, crippling and potentially fatal disease. Jocelyne Sambira has more.
First-ever Wangari Maathai Award goes to Nepalese activist
A new international forestry award that honours the memory of a Kenyan environmentalist was given to a dedicated activist from Nepal. Narayan Kaji Shrestha has received the first-ever Wangari Maathai Award, which recognizes efforts to improve and sustain forests. Mr. Shrestha told Gerry Adams how he first became involved in community forest management.
A carpet industry leader in India fights illegal child labour
For years, India's carpet industry has been engaged in the fight against illegal child labour. Carpet weaving involves many steps, each one of them potentially hazardous- there is constant danger of cuts and injuries from sharp tools, repetitive work and machinery. But child labour is also a risk, especially among the many small suppliers and sub-contractors that depend on the carpet industry. Many companies are fighting back. Gerry Adams has more.
Presenter: Gerry Adams
Production Assistant: Beng Poblete-Enriquez